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First positive COVID-19 case for Tamworth in over a year

Tamworth Local Government Area has recorded today its first positive case of COVID-19 since early 2020.

Hunter New England Health (HNEH) announced the active case of COVID-19 on Monday, not yet establishing the level of risk the case has posed to the wider community. The positive case is under investigation, with information on exposure sites or potential lockdowns to be announced later today.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said in a statement that the case is currently isolating at a property outside of Tamworth.

Significant work is now being done to identify the risk to our community. I sincerely hope that it is low risk and that we can avoid lockdown”, said Mr Anderson.

“That is all the information I have at this stage; I will keep you updated as more information comes to hand.”

“Stay safe, get tested, get vaccinated”, He said.

HNEH said now it’s time to get tested.

Dr David Durrheim, Public Health Controller, HNELHD COVID-19 response said we need to increase testing numbers in the Tamworth region.

“We urge all Tamworth LGA residents, even those with the mildest symptoms, to please get a test,” said Dr Durrheim.

The news comes after Gunnedah recorded 1 positive COVID-19 case last week, as well as Glen Innes having now recorded 2 cases in the latest outbreak.

Testing clinics

· Tamworth Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology

Suite 3, 199 Peel Street

o 8:30am-4pm Monday to Friday

o 8:30am-10:30am Saturday

Booking required via 1800 026 622 or (02) 9111 3405.

· Tamworth Hospital Clinic

HACC and Disabilities Services Building, Dean Street

o 9am-4pm Monday to Friday

o 9am-1pm Saturday

Booking required via 1800 881 568.

Children under the age of 12 years will not be tested at this clinic and should attend their nearest Emergency Department or local GP so a full medical assessment can be undertaken.

· Tamworth Minor League Park Laverty Pathology Drive-through Clinic

Minor League Park, Plain Street Car Park

Enter via Carter Street

o 7.45am-3pm Monday to Friday

o 9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.

No booking required.

· Tamworth Respiratory Clinic

255a Goonooo Goonoo Road

o 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Wednesday

o 8:30am-12pm Thursday

o 8:30am-4:30pm Friday

o 9am-2pm Saturday-Sunday

Booking required via (02) 6768 3288.

· Coledale – This week only

Granny Munroe Park – Stage/shelter located near Coledale Community Centre

o 2pm- 4pm Monday (today)

o 12pm – 2pm Tuesday – Friday


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